Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Farmhouse Cafe

Tonight I went on a date night and a belated birthday celebration with my ex. roommate M. Ever since I moved out of the apartment, she getting married, we haven't really spent much alone time together. I don't think I realized how much I missed her until I saw her and started catching up with our respective lives.

A few hours later and I'm still buzzed by the delicious food. Nice food + great company = awesome evening.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Feelings are a funny thing. Yesterday I was feeling quite tired and cranky and no where wanting to go on a run, yet I forced myself out the door. Today, my rest day, I'm feeling quite restless and almost desperate for a run. If it weren't for the fact that my body was clearly in need for a rest day I probably would have gone out.

Hmmm that runner's high definitely does something to ya, I tell yah.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday afternoon

A wonderful Sunday afternoon spent. Although I wasn't able to go to the one restaurant that I've been hoping to try, everything else along with my company made up for it.

A large portion of my life recently has been filling up holes and scrambling to get by while trying to restore some semblance of order. This weekend couldn't have come fast enough. So though I reek of sunscreen and my skin feels slightly sticky from the sun, I am content; for that I am thankful.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Running for the WIN...well eventually

I bought a nifty little toy (no bells and whistles attached) after months of saving and lusting. Today I took it out for a stroll and guess WHAT? Apparently I can do 10:30min mile runs now!!!! Except I died once I hit the mile mark and had to walk the rest of my planned workout, ending up with an average of 15:00min/mile pace. I think the main reason was due to not running for the past two weeks. Man...laziness definitely shows. So maybe, just maybe that means if I start training hard enough, maybe I will be able to reach my goal mark once Aug 21st comes around.

Look Dr. Mama! I'm running!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Rest Day

Despite the fact that I fell off the training wagon last week due to work and life, I still took my rest day today.

My rest day included visiting my favorite workout gear store, having an awesome burger dinner with my favorite sister in the whole wide world, purchasing a book that I have been eyeing for the past two months, drinking a tall soy green tea latte, and finally an hour soak in the tub reading previous said book.

When all is said and done, it is already well past midnight, I'm relaxed, content and just maybe ready for the world tomorrow morning.

Rest day indeed.

Now maybe, maybe I will be motivated enough to start my training tomorrow.

Friday, June 17, 2011

A glimpse....

In life, there are always going to be regrets. No matter how big or how small regrets are, they reopen old wounds and pour salt while occasionally rubbing it in when one least expects.

A student in our lab just graduated from high school and will be soon attending a prestigious college come fall was telling me of her hopes and plans that she would like to accomplish during her four years at said college. I couldn't help but feel a twinge of jealousy and regret--jealousy for what she has ahead of her, and regret for the things that I could have handled better during my own four years.

But it is too late to look back now. I just hope that I do myself enough justice to trudge on and tackle my issues one by one and just maybe...the future me...the one that will look back a bit down the road, will feel secure and content.

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all," --Dickinson

The other morning, I found a dove sitting on my patio and was not scared away when I went onto the patio to water my plants. Perhaps it, was my hope visiting. Perhaps.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

“You’ll find someone who’s brave enough to love you. Someday. One day. Not today.” -Sandra Cisneros


This site's main theme more so stems from "Grace Kelly" by Mika. There is absolutely no association with Grace Kelly the actress. I only wish I could have 1/2 the grace she possesses on screen. *sighs*